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Saints' 2019 draft options limited by past deals

Apr. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints have no time to waste if they want to win another Super Bowl with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees under center — which is why three of their top four 2019 draft slots have already been traded away. The Saints aren't slated to pick until late in the second round...

Saints Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

62. NEW ORLEANS (14-4) LAST SEASON: Saints tied best regular-season mark in franchise history, and came agonizingly close to their second Super Bowl trip, only to be hampered by disputed non-calls on hit to head and apparent pass interference by Rams deep in LA territory in final minutes of NFC title game. Saints...

Falcons agree to 1-year deal with former Saints DT Davison

Apr. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons continued to bolster their defensive line by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with tackle Tyeler Davison. Davison started 12 of 14 games with the New Orleans Saints last season and had two sacks with 23 tackles. The addition Saturday comes after the...

Court denies appeal of man convicted ex-Saints star's death

Mar. 27, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the man convicted of killing former Saints football star Will Smith during a traffic altercation, rejecting claims that Cardell Hayes acted in self-defense. Hayes is serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of Smith and...

The Latest: Defense lawyer to push for full court hearing

Mar. 27, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on appeals court decision on Cardell Hayes conviction (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A lawyer for the man convicted of killing a former Saints football player says they're disappointed over an appeals court's decision to uphold his conviction. Paul Barker represents Cardell...

Cook makes move to Saints for personal, professional reasons

Mar. 27, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Moving from Oakland to New Orleans was as much a personal choice as a professional one for 2018 Pro Bowl tight end Jared Cook. "Location. Quarterback. Offense," Cook began. "It's important that at this point in my career — I think it's awesome — that I'm closer to home....

On Football: Goodell, with Payton's help, gets it right

Mar. 27, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Roger Goodell got it right. NFL fans rarely feel that way. Right now, they should. Many times, perhaps most of the time, the NFL commissioner is doing the bidding of the owners. That's led to plenty of criticism of Goodell when it's the guys who run the 32 franchises who deserve more bad...

Saints GM: Tight end Cook agrees to free-agent contract

Mar. 26, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says 2018 Pro Bowl tight end Jared Cook has agreed to the terms of a free-agent contract with New Orleans. The 6-foot-5, 254-pound Cook is a 10-year veteran coming off his best season yet. He caught 68 passes for 896 yards and six touchdowns with...

Review of penalty calls on table when NFL owners meet

Mar. 22, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

Reviewing penalty calls, including pass interference, will be among proposals NFL owners will hear to expand replay when they meet next week in Phoenix. Greater use of replay has become a scorching topic since the NFC championship game, when a non-call on a blatant pass interference and helmet-to-helmet hit by...

New NFL rules likely coming, but not replay for penalties

Mar. 19, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game, advocating ways to make pro football better, safer, fairer. Officiating is especially a hot topic around the league after a blown call late in the NFC championship game pretty much...